Friday, November 15, 2013

Addicted to Fresh Squeezed, CAS and Sketchbook!!

A few days ago, my must-make-ASAP list included an anniversary card.  The card was for a younger couple so I wanted it to be "fresh" and unique.  I was immediately drawn to the sketch at Sketchbook Saturday with the idea of a splash of hearts (see sketch below).  I was also thrilled to see that the challenge at Addicted to CAS was "Anniversary".

Then I was stuck.  I am embarrassed to admit how long it took me to realize that I had just praised Fresh Squeezed Stamps for being "fresh" yet I didn't immediately go to my collection to see if I had the stamps to do an anniversary card.  Guess what?  I do!!  So I made sure that I took pictures before I mailed it - then kept it for today because it's my day to post on the Fresh Squeezed blog!

Happy Anniversary


I love the Polaroid frame with its three little stripes.  It's from On Trend 2013 which also has the little sparkles that I used here.  The little people are from Breath of Fresh Flair which includes a totally fun and unique variety of stamps!  I used the sentiment from You Said It, Sister but I cut it in half so that it would fit.

If you haven't tried cutting clear stamps - try it!  It really increases the usability of the sets!  But I would highly recommend that you cut a stamp with a curve or other unique shape so that you can easily fit the stamp back together.  If you cut straight through the stamp - it becomes very difficult to line up again when you want to put it back together.  Here's a straight cut.


Can you imagine trying to get it lined up again on an acrylic block?



So cut with a curve or a squiggle so it fits back together perfectly like a jigsaw puzzle!


Kim's Tip of the Day!!  Hope it helps!

19 comments:

  1. Love the angle of the different papers and the frame with the happy couple is definitely unique and fresh!!!
    No sequins? :-)
    The tiny hearts make a perfect finishing touch!
    Bye,

    Marjolein

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  2. Sweet anniversary card..love the angled look.

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  3. I LOVE THIS AND YES IM SHOUTING! I've been eyeing up those two sets and now i think I neeeeeed them!

    I cut my stamps up too!

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  4. You are bang on - this is SO fresh!! Love it, and so will the special couple!! Thanks for the tip on cutting clear stamps - I never even though about this (and yes, all of mine are cut in a straight line!!) - well, that's about to change!!!

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  5. I love that stunning shocking pink border, Kim ... and I absolutely adore those hearts ... they look as though they've been enamelled! Anita :)

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  6. Pink+grey; stripes+slants; hearts+shimmer; sparkly frame+couple: yes, all the math adds up to one thing: perfect anniversary card! You are working magic with the FSS stamps! LOVE this!
    c

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  7. An excellent anniversary card Kim. Way to showcase those sets! What a fantastic tip for cutting, I have always done straight and it is tough to piece back together!

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  8. Great card. Love the crisp clean look.
    Ang

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  9. Hi there, firstly love the tip for cutting clear stamps GENIUS ! Secondly what a gorgeous card love the Polaroid ,sparkle and pink perfect for an anniversary and fir our challenge at ATCAS. Thanks for joining in our celebration and good luck.

    Marie

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  10. What a great tip, Kim and a wonderful anniversary card! I love all those little hearts! Glad you shared this at ATCAS!

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  11. Another fabulous CAS card Kim - I am in love with those cute little hearts, and the whole design is awesome!
    Thank you for joining us again at ATCAS - Sylvia xx

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  12. Another fabulous CAS card Kim - I am in love with those cute little hearts, and the whole design is awesome!
    Thank you for joining us again at ATCAS - Sylvia xx

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  13. Super sweet card, Kim, and fabulous tip!

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  14. This card is amazingly cool, Kim! Love everything about it!

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  15. Freshness achieved! I love this card. And your tip for trimming stamps is brilliant...because I have had a super hard time lining up the ones I've cut straight.

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  16. WOW! This card rocks my world! It's perfect, everything's just top notch!

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  17. Yay! Congratulations on the showcase over at ATCAS for this great card, Kims!! Hugs, Darnell

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  18. It looks like all the agony produced a winning card. Congrats on the top 3 at ATCAS. And thanks for the tip.

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